(Closed) Advice—moissanite vs enhanced diamond? Long post…

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

It looks gorgeous as it is. I don’t think steam when cooking should cause too much of an issue, but it’s entirely up to you.

I know I’ve been very insecure about my ring at times, but usually it’s just you who can see any issues with the ring (unless a jeweller looks at it very closely). 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissMarriage: If you really want to keep your diamond look for wedding bands with the same color & clarity. Then they should match it perfectly. πŸ™‚

Otherwise if you go for moissy those are gorgeous too!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

whats the colour grading of the diamond? can you match its colour to a wedding band?  it depends on which kind of enhancement it has had, there arent many that are really ‘frowned’ upon, only the dated methods. laser are the best forms of enhancement i think, i worried about enhancement at first as my diamond is enhanced too but looks beautiful i just havent had it yet!! the person you bought it from should have told you what kind of enhancement was used. i wouldnt worry about steam, although check what the diamond has been filled with just in case. moissanite is a totally different stone with different properties to diamond, i was concerned about the yellowyness ive heard about with it though and i would be petrified of bashing it as it isnt as hard as diamond. its your personal preference

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

As to sparkling in shops, diamonds attract oils and grime so it’s likely that yours just needs a wipe with a glasses cloth or even a proper clean. If mine hasn’t been cleaned for a while it gets quite dull.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I love the bang for your buck you get with moissanites. Have you checked out the Amoras? *DROOL*

It’s up to you. Diamonds tend to gunk up pretty easily, but the inclusions/dull appearance would probably bug me too.

Post # 10
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

in that case, i think you just have to try on loads of bands of varying colour to find the one that matches best. its more or less guaranteed that you will be the only one scrutinising your stone closely enough to notice the dark bits, i bet no one else has noticed! if you decide to go trying on lots of bands in the stores, make sure they let you see it in natural light, ive seen some beauties under store lights that have turned into howlers in the natural light!! good luck and your diamond is beautiful, i think anyway.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissMarriage: That is not crazy at all! Alot of bees buy the stones to see them then have them set in a setting if they life them. And usually they all do LOVE them! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MissMarriage: we had a moissanite shipped to us so we could see what one looked like in person. Our JCpenney carried them- but they were really ugly πŸ™ we ordered one from moissaniteCO, looked at it for a few days and sent it back. We wanted to make sure that we were making the right decision for us, and we weren’t comfortable with just ordering a ring without at least seeing it in person. The one from MoissaniteCO was absolutely gorgeous!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If the stone’s bugging you that much, and your guy’s ok w/it, and you don’t care that it’s not the “real thing”, then go for it!  I’m definitely in the pro-moissy camp.  If you can still return it, even better.

 

You were asking about Mira/Amora.  Mira moissanite and Amora MOISSANITE are the same thing.  The name had to be changed for copyright purposes.  People seem to be really happy w/it.  It’s regular moissanite that’s been treated under high temperature and heat to enhance color.  It’s much whiter than regular moissanite, but otherwise has the same properties.  If you’re going with moissy at that size, this is the one to buy.  However, this leads me to suggest another option….

 

Betterthandiamond (Co. that made amora moissanite) has come out w/a gem called the Amora gem.  Not the same as Amora moissanite.  Very confusing.  It’s silicon carbide like moissanite, but has a different structure, so some slightly different properties.  This stone is F color, and it’s hearts & arrows cut, plus fire like moissanite.  So it solves the 2 “cons” of moissy: cut and color.  It will be available for purchase next year in some countries, and maybe 2015 in the US and other countries.  I say maybe because they’re battling over patents right now for it to be released earlier.  It’ll be a little more expensive than moissanite, but nothing like diamond prices.  

 

So, what you could do is enjoy your diamond for a few more months or a couple more years, and then upgrade to Amora.  That way you can still have some time to enjoy your “original” ering, but still get an incredible, close-to-perfect stone.  In your situation, this is what I’d do, since it isn’t “urgent” to get a new stone.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I say if it were me…order the moissy…compare it side by side…and go from there. If you like it more you could always turn your diamond into a pendant for a necklace or something πŸ™‚

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